The 2018 Christian Book Award Finalists!

The best books of the year have now been announced by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) for the Christian Book Award ®Program!

Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award program honors titles in eleven categories: Bibles, Bible Reference Works, Bible Study, Biography & Memoir, Children, Christian Living, Devotion & Gift, Faith & Culture, Ministry Resources, New Author, and Young Peoples Literature.

Here are the finalists in each award category…

Bibles Finalists

1. NIrV – Adventures in Odyssey Bible
2. NLT Christian Basics Bible
3. NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible
4. NIV Kid’s Visual Study Bible
5. The NLT Swindoll Study Bible


Bible Reference Works Finalists

1. Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth
2. Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, One-Volume Edition
3. Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
4. Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
5. How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology


Bible Study Finalists

1. Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
2. Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible
3.The Gospel According to Paul: Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul’s Teaching
4. Learning to Love the Psalms
5. The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene


Biography & Memoir Finalists

1. Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win
2. Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace
3. I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair
4. Katharina & Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk
5. Martin Luther: A Late Medieval Life
6. Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death 


Children Finalists

1. The Action Storybook Bible
2. Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn: A Story About 344 People Working Together
3. God’s Great Love For You
4. Good Good Father
5. The Story Travelers Bible
6. ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas 


Christian Living Finalists

1. A Little Book on the Christian Life, Verdant Cover
2. Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants
3. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place
4. Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community
5. Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God 


Devotion & Gift Finalists

1. ESV Devotional Psalter
2. GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart
3. He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God’s Presence and Protection
4. Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence
5. On the Go Family Devotions: Journeying Together 


Faith & Culture Finalists

1. Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture After Genetic Science
2. Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia
3. Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times
4. The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends, and Everything in Between
5. Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions 


Ministry Resources Finalists

1. The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon
2. Rose Guide to Discipleship
3. Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry As a Pastor’s Wife
4. Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family and Church
5. Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism 


New Author Finalists

1. Follow the Cloud: Hearing God’s Voice One Next Step at a Time
2. Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood As a Spiritual Discipline
3. The Marvelous Mud House: A Story of Finding Fullness and Joy
4. No Easy Jesus: How the Toughest Choices Lead to the Greatest Life
5. Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family and Church 


Young Peoples Literature Finalists

1. The Bible Explorer’s Guide: 1,000 Amazing Facts and Photos
2. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective
3. 40 Answers to Teens’ Top Questions
4. Know Who You Are: Live Like It Matters
5. The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith 

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